Final Jeopardy: Historic Objects

The Final Jeopardy question (11/12/2013) in the category “Historic Objects” was:

In 1802, 3 years after it was discovered, it was moved to London under the terms of the surrender of Alexandria.

The second match of the Teacher’s Tournament quarter-finals features these 3 teachers: Kati Sorenson, from Omaha, NE; Mary Beth Hammerstrom, from Anchorage, AK; and Patrick Dillon, from Huntington, NY.

Patrick found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Number, Please.” He was in the lead with $5,600, $2,800 ahead of Kati in second place. He bet $1,400, and he was RIGHT.

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Patrick finished in the lead with $8,000. Kati was second with $2,800 and Mary Beth was last with $2,600.

Mary Beth found the first Daily Double in “Your Mythic ABCs.” She was in second place with $3,800, $5,000 behind Patrick’s lead. She bet $1,000. Not too sure what she said but it sounded like the Kraken. Whatever it was, it was WRONG.

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Mary Beth found the last Daily Double in “Quotable Quotes.” Back in second place, she had $4,800, $6,000 less than Patrick’s lead. She bet $2,000 this time and she was RIGHT.

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Patrick finished in the lead with $19,200. Mary Beth was next with $15,200 and Kati was in third place with $4,400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Soldiers in Napoleon’s army discovered the Rosetta Stone in 1799 while digging the foundations of an addition to a fort near the town of el-Rashid (Rosetta). On Napoleon’s defeat, the stone became the property of the British under the terms of the Treaty of Alexandria (1801) along with other antiquities that the French had found.” Learn more at the British Museum.

Kati wrote down “King Tut’s tomb.” She lost $4,001 and was left with $399.

Mary Beth got it right and added $4,800 to her score, for an even $20,000 finish.

Patrick also got it right. He bet $7,502 so he won the second semi-final spot with $26,702.

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2 Responses

  1. john blahuta says:

    @ aaa
    it was also mentioned in a book by c.s. forester (hornblower series), where hornblower had to sail between ” scylla and charybdis” when describing something he had done successfully, meaning not being too modest but not too pompous either. i don’t remember which book it was, i believe “hornblower and the atropos” but i’m not quite sure.

  2. aaaa says:

    William Christopher(Father Mulcahy on MASH) used the C word that was the response to the Daily Double as a clue for Whirlpool in the Cashword on Super Password in 1987. No one but him knew what it meant :)